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Boca Raton attorney suspended for misinforming client

Olivia Olsen Apr. 28, 2017, 12:49pm

TALLAHASSEE — The Supreme Court of Florida recently ruled to suspend Boca Raton attorney Alexandra Rodriguez from the practice of law.

Florida Supreme Court upholds tax rate for satellite companies

Tabitha Fleming Apr. 27, 2017, 3:22pm

TALLAHASSEE — A state law setting tax rates for cable and satellite television services in Florida was recently upheld by the state’s Supreme Court.

Law groups concerned about high court's departure from case law in ruling of marriage property dispute

Tricia Erickson Apr. 26, 2017, 1:56pm

TALLAHASSEE —The Florida Supreme Court recently issued an opinion that is waiting for final decision in a marriage dissolution property dispute case in which it ruled on the intent of action by the husband.

Florida Supreme Court rules disclosing medical referrals would break attorney-client privilege

Shanice Harris Apr. 26, 2017, 1:28pm

TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Supreme Court has rejected a 5th District Court of Appeal decision concerning medical referrals that would break attorney-client privilege in a negligence case.

Estero attorney suspended for failing to present eligibility status

Olivia Olsen Apr. 25, 2017, 2:12pm

Katherine M. Mohr of Estero has been suspended by the Supreme Court of Florida for for failing to present her eligibility status.

Florida health care law firm steps up asset preservation efforts

John Sammon Apr. 24, 2017, 3:05pm

DELRAY BEACH — Malpractice lawsuits and regulatory laws in Florida that impact doctors and other health care providers have been increasing in recent years, along with requests from health care professionals on how they can protect themselves, leading attorney firms specializing in the field to provide more services.

Florida prosecutor sues governor after he removed her from death penalty cases

Glenn Minnis Apr. 21, 2017, 2:51pm

ORLANDO — Florida state attorney Aramis Ayala has filed a pair of lawsuits against Gov. Rick Scott aimed at reversing his order to take criminal cases away from her based on her public declaration that she will no longer seek the death penalty in any case.

Florida Supreme Court determines properties in divorce dispute had interspousal gift intent

Tricia Erickson Apr. 19, 2017, 3:44pm

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Supreme Court recently reinstated a trial court's ruling in a divorce case that properties in dispute were interspousal gifts after it ruled an appeal court applied improper standard of review.

Florida Supreme Court decides not to hear Tampa General malpractice suit

John Severance Apr. 19, 2017, 3:27pm

TAMPA — The Florida Supreme Court recently declined to hear a malpractice case in which a woman died while in surgery at Tampa General Hospital.

Florida Supreme Court defines sexual intercourse

Olivia Olsen Apr. 18, 2017, 2:29pm

TALLAHASSEE — After tireless research, two years and three dictionaries, the Florida Supreme Court has created a definition of sexual intercourse, particularly in reference to same-sex partners.

Temporary injunction against abortion waiting period reinstated; case remanded to circuit court

Richard Jones Apr. 12, 2017, 3:01pm

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida 1st District Court of Appeal on April 4 remanded a case over the required waiting period before an abortion can be performed to the Circuit Court for Leon County.

Florida high court reverses public utilities ruling

Dee Thompson Apr. 7, 2017, 11:57am

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The Florida Supreme Court has reversed a lower court’s ruling in a rate case involving the Florida Public Utilities Company (FPUC).

Homestead attorney receives maximum suspension for failing to maintain client trust accounts

Olivia Olsen Apr. 5, 2017, 5:20pm

TALLAHASSEE — Donald Richard Kerner Jr., an attorney practicing in Homestead, Florida, has been suspended for three years from practicing law in the state.

Florida Supreme Court establishes a separate set of rules and procedures for family court

Richard Jones Apr. 4, 2017, 5:28pm

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Supreme Court on March 16 released a new set of rules to simplify the family law processes while establishing a separate set of rules and procedures for matters before family court.

Florida attorney receives disciplinary revocation

Olivia Olsen Apr. 4, 2017, 12:38am

TALLAHASSEE — Sholom Boyer, an attorney who resides in North Miami Beach, has his petition for disciplinary revocation granted on Jan. 19 by the Florida Supreme Court.

Florida Supreme Court denies motion for rehearing in case concerning foreclosure actions

Noell Wolfgram Evans Apr. 2, 2017, 6:51pm

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Supreme Court on March 16 denied a motion for a rehearing in Bartram v. U.S. Bank, a case that deals with foreclosure actions.

Florida Supreme Court clarifies limits to litigation privilege in case stemming from Debrincat v. Fischer

Charmaine Little Apr. 1, 2017, 9:29pm

The Florida Supreme Court has used the case of Debrincat v. Fischer to clarify the limits of litigation privilege, a decision that could influence how plaintiffs file lawsuits in the future.

Florida Supreme Court clarifies state's open-carry law

Olivia Olsen Mar. 29, 2017, 6:38pm

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Supreme Court recently issued an opinion to clarify the state’s open-carry law, ruling to uphold an appeals-court decision that the state's open-carry law does not violate the Second Amendment.

State Supreme Court issues longer suspension for Florida judge over ethics violations

Tabitha Fleming Mar. 26, 2017, 10:36pm

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Supreme Court issued a longer-than-recommended suspension for a 3rd Judicial Circuit judge after reviewing alleged ethics violations that stemmed from 2012.

Palm Beach attorney receives revocation for securities fraud

Olivia Olsen Mar. 25, 2017, 5:02pm

The Florida Supreme Court recently issued a disciplinary revocation to Jonathan Paltiel Flom, an attorney in Palm Beach, Fla., stemming from his federal money laundering conviction.